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i was just hoping my grandmother could live a few more years but it didn't work out that way sonia started bearing people illegally two decades ago in this unused plot owned by the city in two thousand and seven she convinced the tory to recognise it as an official cemetery called people like us for many years most of the bodies sonya recovered were victims of colombia's fifty year long internal civil conflict but that it's changed since two thousand and seventeen since then practically all the people barrie is here have been poor venezuelan migrants. given the hardship they suffer more and more arrive looking for a better life many are sick when they get here i just help them when they're gone sonia does most of the work on her own paying out of her own pocket and goes from town to town in a pickup truck wherever there's a body to recover. other times relatives bring the caskets to the cemetery
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like me. whose son didn't survive childbirth. and which will look at us and i'm just very grateful to google for the. i don't know what we would have done without her there. says she needs help with her mission but she will continue regardless so when it bowling is with this humanitarian crisis under way i feel great satisfaction being able to help it brings me inner peace sometimes we forget that human beings are happier giving than receiving whatever the cost and what she gives is a lasting memory of those who died in some peace of mind for those who are left behind. a severe storm has torn down homes and flipped cars and trucks as it swept across southern naipaul at least thirty one people have been killed but rescue and recovery crews are yet to reach some remote areas forecasters say storms are common this time of year but this was
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particularly strong a correspondence to be distressed isn't one of the worst affected areas. and here is a recent hospital in the district. where many of the people injured by this third to storm and when storms yesterday have been brought in for treatment now the storm started around seven thirty in the evening with high winds and wherever it rained in the past at the strong but massive destruction and mud and still and good structures that been livid came crashing down almost like matchsticks injuring many of them thirty one people have been confirmed dead and many more in the hundreds more injured. as many as one hundred one hundred thousand people have been affected by this this aftermath of the storm. the prime minister came here earlier today the same batch the rescue and recovery operations by the security forces have been
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going on but for most people who are here the problem is when they get back home they have ten minutes will still go back to to be distressed al-jazeera farce that is for to the. still ahead on the bulletin with the clock ticking the u.k. parliament prepares to vote on finding a way forward on grex it. and facebook gives the thumbs down to hundreds of a counseling to indian politicians and pakistan's military. welcome back we are causal yvonne it has been the rain that we have been seeing over the last couple days dealing with this one weather system you can see it quite clearly on the satellite imagery good news is down towards the cell the system is
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going to start to dissipate but in for chip here towards the north we're still going to see the remnants of the storm really in the northern part of iraq and also into turkey things don't change too much as we go. towards wednesday the rain really continues but down towards the south is just going to be a few showers but for quite city we're going to be sick and windy conditions few with the time for them of about twenty nine degrees while here in the gulf here in doha it's going to be the clouds we're still dealing with temperature is finally coming down we had seen a very warm day on monday getting into the low thirty's but here in doha on tuesday back to about normal at about twenty nine degrees and then on wednesday about twenty eight over here towards though it is going to be the clouds and though the heat as well with the temp there of about thirty one degrees and then very quickly down here across the southern part of africa for durban for johannesburg rain is back in your forecast over the next few days you can see it right here on the satellite coming into play and temperatures are also coming down all the getting to about twenty degrees few there up towards harare it is going to be a cloudy day twenty seven and more rain in the forecast medic asco with
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a temperature of twenty eight degrees there. up to.
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good to have you with us on al-jazeera and these are our top stories state media reporting that algerian president to. resign by twenty eight millions of algerians have been calling for the eighty two year olds to vote and the constitutional council has been meeting to consider whether he can be removed from office because he. took his ruling party says there were mistakes at the ballot boxes in the capital as the opposition. candidate says they're appealing. and the trumpet ministrations says it will speed up the deployment of officers to the mexico border and will expand. back to mexico. to stop mainly central american migrants from trying to enter the u.s. . now britain's parliament will be asked to vote on four alternative options later on
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monday the house of commons speaker john boehner called it chose the options from which was submitted to tories amazed that date has been rejected three times by members of parliament live pictures from politicians and. following the debate he's joining us live from london to talk us through the. options that they'll be voting on warry. yeah this this is the second round of what is being cold the indicative voice an attempt by parliament to try and break the brakes at impasse and find an alternative path they have rejected to reason maze with george agreement several times already so john biker's you say is chosen for options there were eight last time and the four options they are going to be looking at later on and have been a couple of hours of these number one is a customs union that means that any breaks it deal would keep the u.k.'s trade
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tariffs tied to the european union's number two is what's being called common markets two point zero that means a customs union and also staying inside the single market that's the that the free movement of goods labor services and kept so so that basically means that. immigration as it currently stands were pretty much continue one of the the big talking points of the whole situation the you have you have a public vote that means that the public will get so you have a referendum essentially on any brics a deal that is passed by parliament before its ratification and last me an extension to article fifty that means extending yet again the whole brics a process if that's not possible then part of an chooses between either a no deal or calling off bricks it entirely remember last time there was indicative votes there was no clear majority for any of the options let's see if parliament
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can find something it can rally around this time that's right rory what the chances that this time especially given that it's very hard to imagine how the banks and the neighbors would simply want to be a customs union or a single market the. exactly and that's a common market two point zero option the second of those choices that i. it was it was just talking about does seem to be the front runner at the moment it has the labor party the labor opposition parties supports they are going to be whipping for it's but as you say this is the softest possible brecht's it is pretty much an anathema to say any of the conservative party that thinks the brics it's as to reason may has been talking about for several years means breaks it they don't want to be parts of the european union's institutions on trade the free movement of goods and services and labor etc so they think that this is brics it in name only
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is not bricks it that they want and they are going to argue against it so what happens next well this is being decided day to day so we don't really know what we can say is it's a more there's going to be a long marathon cabinet session with some reason may is going to be talking to her most senior politicians trying to work out what ahead of you is whether she is going to try and bring back for a fourth attempt at getting her withdrawal agreement through. week that is going to be something that she's going to argue out long and hard with with her cabinet and with with politicians she is essentially facing a large insurrection from within party there are one hundred and seventy employees at least that of. the city for a city going for a no deal policy can she bring them around it's unlikely and also what of the european union going to make wants parliaments may or may not decide later on this
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evening and you know why wait till about to resume trying to bring the party around to an idea to the ideal putting her with a troll deal to employees for the fourth time i mean what can the argument be for that is being rejected three times already because. yeah well this is where you get kind of bogged down in. entry process because of course as we know from recent weeks john bercow the speaker has said the reason they cannot bring that deal back in its current form it has to be changed in some way so. if to reason may ease going to put this before parliament again it needs to be altered it needs to be tweaked in some way there has to be an amendment to it that has to be some way that she can show it's a parliament site this isn't the same deal that you have voted on before and she's going to have to convince the speaker of the house of commons john bucko that this
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is significantly different the european union of course would like that deal to get through because it is the one that they agreed with with series of maize if they and they have said this many times before they would like this whole process to be wrapped up and move on if they are to do that then it's basically to reason may's deal and its current form that allows the european union to get bret's it off its hands and move forward with all the things that it wants to do it's a headache for them thank you very much for that for now that's more chalons but the latest live in london thank you now facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts and spam pages linked to political parties in india and to pakistan's military facebook says the accounts were created to manipulate social media uses one of the main offenders was discovered to be india's main opposition congress party that is campaigning for the upcoming general election as jamail has more from
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new delhi. out of the seven hundred or so counts that have been taken down most were seen as supporting the opposition congress party now facebook denies that they're targeting them specifically but only fifteen or so belong to or were rather supporting the governing b j p now if you look in a different way the number of followers it does paint a little bit of a different picture those seven hundred or so counts of pouring the governing b j p added up to about two hundred thousand followers in total those fifteen pages or so that support of the governing b j p had two and a half million followers now the inauthentic behavior you spoke about facebook says that that's the reason that those fake accounts were taken down not the content they posted per se but that could mean that these were fake accounts or that they were bots ones that automatically post pages or links now the congress party says that none of the party pages taken down actually belong to them but that could just
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mean that they belong to supporters the b j p on the other hand hasn't commented on the pages supporting them this issue of fake news has been spreading on social media and messaging applications particularly whatsapp which is owned by facebook some of the more recent and biggest fake news stories have been the ones on calvin july auntie's stories about the slaughtering of cows an animal considered sacred by too many here in india which has led to attacks on minorities as well has been the targeting of mary's in february and march following the suicide bombing of indian troops here back in february madonna authors director general. of facebook's policy questions the timing of its decision. i would agree with that that if there is in a career or in a pan take for example behavior is there that's fine but the issue here is the way it's been the timing is one issue we have seen that recently pakistan and india are
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almost across to the full confrontation and out of their. p.r. all the period pox our militaries pages basically ordered looted pages which we which is been stated they were using fake accounts to basically raise some sentiments against india or maybe for that matter we're not sure about that because people saying it's not about the contents the problem here is that it creates a huge dichotomy that the selection had there been a political party i'm sure other parties in india must have with and saw pakistan would may have some bit as well to ukraine now where the improbable victory of actor and comedian volodymyr selenski in the first round of the presidential election will now be followed by a close scrutiny of his plans for the country has
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a rival incumbent president better part of a says the landscape lacks the strength and experience to deal with russia china whole reports. ukraine's comic actor volodymyr zelinsky owes his success in the first round of the presidential election to t.v. fame and a protest vote by young people frustrated by corruption and the slow pace of reform in one of europe's poorest countries living in. the people are more important to me more than political ambition the people are both everything the ukrainian people are waiting for us but who will get the last laugh linsky will now face far more forensic scrutiny of his so far rather vague plans for the country for us. to do is actually clean up the situations make them independent ensure that the. second judiciary system what there was before by president bush and that was
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a fake clear if those sorts of broad brushstrokes may not be enough against the incumbent president petro poroshenko the chocolate billionaire with a taste for a second term yeah. i will understand the signal that society sending to us in power is a harsh lesson for me and for our whole team and they lead us to correct past mistakes. poroshenko has been quick to seize the initiative telling young voters that he's heard their protest promising quicker reforms and questioning the ability of political novice zelinsky to represent ukraine on the world stage he's warned that an inexperienced leader would be a gift to russia's vladimir putin scuppering hopes of ending ukraine's war with russian backed separatists elite east what matters for us and what matters is the sense of transatlantic salute there it is
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a combination only to call for russian sanctions and to very clear just support you create against the russian aggression so experience matters into live ring that message experience matters and trust matters that voters will be faced with an extraordinary choice in a second round runoff in three weeks time a t.v. comic charming charismatic but with no political background whatsoever or the incumbent president who's failed to rid this country of corruption or to end the war but who many may feel has the strength and experience that ukraine can't do without you and a whole al jazeera. and i again i mean there's a problem in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera algeria algerian state media is reporting that president abdelaziz bouteflika little resigned by april twenty
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eighth millions of algerians have been calling for the eighty two year old to step down a constitutional council has been meeting to consider whether he can be removed from office because he's unfit to overall. turkey's wedding party says there were mistakes at thousands of ballot boxes in the capital as the opposition secures of when an anchor or a. candidate says that appear in the results. turkey be happy now let the stumble be happy and get back to normal we had seven elections in five years let's get back to work now and serve the people. just as we started to run the city in a transparent fashion at every moment i'm doing this happily and i know that every part of the city belongs to sixteen million people the trungpa ministration says it will speed up the deployment of officers to the mexico border and will expand a policy of sending asylum seekers back to mexico that's the latest measure to stop mainly central american migrants from trying to enter the u.s.
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and legally at least thirty one people are known to have been killed after a severe storm swept across southern rescue and recovery crews are yet to reach some remote areas britain's parliament is getting another chance to find a way forward on versions of delayed departure from the e.u. these are live pictures from parliament where the debating ahead of the votes m.p.'s will vote on four alternatives to prime minister to raise the mains with a draw all day and watch the rejected three times the options are too soft a brick since where bush would retain close links to the e.u. they'll also vote on whether the people should vote on whatever politicians choose and finally a plan to cancel breaks it all together as a last resort to avoid crashing out of the e.u. without a deal facebook has removed hundreds of fake accounts and spam pages linked to political parties in india and to pakistan's military facebook says the accounts were created to manipulate social media uses. those are the headlines on al-jazeera
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inside story is coming up next thank you very much for watching. the united nations peacekeeping mission in mali has been called the most deadly on the earth many soldiers have died trying to calm this west african nation that's in the grip of armed groups and now some countries are pulling their troops out just when the violence is spreading so what's next for mali this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program. mali is facing war that's the warning from president abraham. as the country struggles to contain what the u.n. calls a significant surge in violence just ten days ago more than one hundred fifty three people died in one of the worst attacks between rival tribes and armed groups such as i said al qaeda are gaining strength just as the government is warning of turmoil un peacekeepers are leaving canada and the netherlands are withdrawing their soldiers nicholas hoch has this report from one of their last missions near the city of go. they call this operation desert falcon on board this royal canadian air force helicopter or the dutch long range reconnaissance team they're about to be dropped close to the border with burkina faso in an area controlled by armed groups while iceland syria is on the defensive here the slow mixtape in the
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greatest the hierarchy at local ice aloft shoot is on the offensive it's highly active in this border area and has claimed a number of attacks. too dangerous and sensitive the un would not allow us to film this infiltration operation with both canadians and dutch forces removing some of the footage we shot to protect their troops they say. while this is a peacekeeping mission in looks and feels like an exercise in counterinsurgency what makes this mission dangerous is that we have a lot of different layers of conflict drivers that's there that actually feeds. the danger in mali as we have a lot of smugglers smuggling activity illegal trafficking criminality we have this ethnical tension between different groups we have the influx of terrorists from from the border region and from inside mali and also we have this tension between the armed groups that are sort of fighting for political power. and all these
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things add up to the one big and dangerous melding. as the mission in mali is known costs a billion dollars a year and is considered the un's most perilous it's already cost the lives of two hundred peacekeepers that's more than any previous mission and some of them were dutch. the canadian forces have brought back their helicopter to get it. meanwhile some three hundred kilometers away the dutch forces continue their ground patrol. this is an international effort to try to bring back peace to mali in a country that spiraling out of control although their mandate is to protect all of mali the european forces limit their operation just as far as this canadian medivac team can carry them and bring them back in march the un forces did not intervene when hundreds of full on the villagers were attacked by government backed militia groups in the region of mctee while the violence continues to spread in canada and
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the netherlands are pulling out of this operation saying their mission is done we are leaving but the un still stays behind with another thirteen thousand troops so i'm not afraid that mali will completely collapse now that's why we leave they might lose a specific us but the other troops that are still around can do a job just as well. they come back hours later after having seen thousands of people uprooted by the increasing violence in need of help but in the hands of armed groups they bear witness to what seems to be an expanding war thoughts out of sight deep in the nicholas hawk al-jazeera. well mali has been in a state of turmoil since twenty twelve that's when local to our eggs as well as al qaeda linked armed groups seized large parts of the north a military operation led by france pushed them back the following year and more than fifteen thousand u.n. personnel were deployed to help stabilize the country and in twenty fifteen the
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government and rebels find a peace deal in the capital obama but this did not stop attacks by other armed groups in fact they have increased. under threat from several groups mainly affiliated with al qaeda and i still and the government has no control over parts of the country. we can now bring in our guests joining us from paris is marie rodger below are executive officer chief executive officer of m r b networks and new york is adam de he's the head of programs at the united nations university's center for policy research and from london we have paul malley a consulting fellow at the africa program at chatham house welcome to all of you thank you very much for being on the program i'd like to start with you adam day and ask you to put it in context with us why is for us why is missed my known as the us most dangerous mission thanks so much i mean for very basic reasons it has
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the highest number of casualties one hundred ninety five casualties since its deployment and it is facing asymmetric threats that don't exist really anywhere else in the u.n. system although there are other challenging environments and so it really is that the media the media threat but it also has to do with the scope of the mission the mission is deployed over a huge area often without the resources to necessarily cover that area with the mandate it's given and as you see the conflict spread from the north down to the center and across the region it's being asked to do more with the same amount of resources that it had before so i think it's that combination of immediate threat with one hundred. last year alone and that spread of the mission quite simply across a very large territory which which gives it a reputation is the most dangerous place to be in peacekeeping morir are here below where we have been saying the part of the point of this whole discussion is the fact that international troops are pulling out why is it necessary for there to be
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international peacekeeping forces there of this extent why can't the government of mali itself deal with the security situation or african troops combat these these conflicts. ok first of all the maliki government has shown a inability to deal with the question b. i mean the issue with the north of mali has been lingering for dictates and it didn't start in in two thousand and twelve. it started maybe like twenty years or thirty years ago or since even. the colonization so and the situation has been worsening over the years until. we came close to the jaggies taking over the whole country and the french troops stopped them so it was clear
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that on a military on military point of view the government is not able to deal with it alone. so whenever this kind of situation occurs in africa or more mostly in africa itself let's say so there is a need there is a feeling that. people need an international force and that what happened after the french came. to rescue mali upland request of the mali government it was difficult for them to to stay alone there without. a reminding too much of a colonial force so they wanted to be helped or joined by. some other account trees especially by the un under the cover of the un but the problem is that. the issue it depends that the issue is not only
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a military issue. and you cannot deal with that only with troops as is a lot of people around the. a lot of troops like. nineteen thousand or fourteen thousand has been changing. and the results are very meager so that's why you have. counties questioning their own presence there we like canada and like the thou the u.n. and the we the. the american we presented to. finding that there's not much progress made. the peace accords of two or twenty fifteen so it's not been implemented enough in the they didn't and that it was something i would like he discussed going forward in this discussion but let me bring in paul melody can you explain to us why it's
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such a complicated situation and the dynamics that are happening on the ground with the civilians and then with the troops themselves well i think we need to remember the mali is one of the largest countries in africa and there are quite contrasting different regions even within the area that's affected in the north of the center so in the fall of you have a fairly open desert landscape and the armed groups that were active there not so much the jihad these groups but the. groups that were campaigning for autonomy they are politically structured so it was possible to bring them into the formal algeria's peace accord and lo it's not working terribly well the has been progress in developing. decentralized regional or fora tease in the
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five northern regions and with the former separatists holding political roles in several of those of thirty's so there's a structure into which you can try. move people from violence to politics but in the center of mali which is much more densely inhabited which is a very different landscape. and is much more if you like normal sally in rural west africa farming and pos truest communities there you have into communal conflicts pressure on land compensation for grazing for. and those conflicts have been then given an extra edge if you like by the engagement of jihad is groups but the actual roots of the crisis are very different from those in the fall north and the conditions. are very different and so this is
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a really difficult challenge whether it's for the un force been is or for the french force back and or indeed for the mali and national security forces because this environment in the center of mali is a very complicated social arena in which there isn't really the same degree of political organization able to deliver a piece of code to which as it was structured groups can sign up so in the north you still have occasional very serious terrorist attacks but at least you have a political understanding in the center of the country we haven't go that far yet we still have as the horrible massacre a week ago showed with more than i think it was one hundred thirty five. full. pastoralist villages mudded by a local militia group a community militia group that had nothing to do with jihadism we got these really
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deep rooted local problems and that's a very difficult and different setting for the u.n. to upright in and that that's one reason why the sal countries are now. now developing their own joint regional force. to operate using local troops in these well populated areas so in that sense then mr de why is it that the un is so concerned about canadian troops pulling out so concerned that they took the unusual step of requesting them to extend their stay or what is the war void that they're afraid of well first i think i just expand on paul's point is that the protection risks that have moved into the center of mali really result from the vacuum in the government's ability to provide security there and so one of the reasons that the canadian troops are important is not necessarily the troops but the specialized capabilities they provide they provide a chinook helicopter for medical evacuations they have four armed helicopters and
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when you've got to move around the country a lot and respond to new protection threats in new areas that specialize capability is extremely important similar with the dutch they provide of specialized capability now the u.n. had identified a replacement for the canadians the romanian government had offered in four months and what the gap is is really that four month gap between now and october when when they won't have that specialized capability but i think when you're talking about the risk to un troops largely that's borne by the african troops and not by the european ones and i think sometimes there's a distortion when we talk about risk to different troops when if you look at the casualty rates it's overwhelmingly falling on the african troops and not the european ones even though they do have some casualties so i think there's a tendency to overemphasize that but i think when you're talking about what the u.n. is concerned about losing it's that mobility that ability to move around to new areas that is provided by troops like the canadians but hopefully in october the
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romanians will replace that and i think there's an idea that european or western troops can have one year rotations that are better plans so that there aren't gaps and that would be a good idea. that would avoid the situation we're in right now where you have a very high spike in risks to civilians in the center and a looming gap in some of the ability to respond to it mary roger ballou below od i want to pick up on a point that mr de a had made about the risk being for after mostly are african troops bearing the heavier wrist and also what is known is that the african troops are often not as well equipped as their international counterparts now what kind of. an issue dust our complication this is present for peacekeeping in mali. yes that is a very good point you know those who have been dying mostly among the troops are the chad units and the mali and some slaves. and let's see globally the africans
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and the issue is year is when you core foreign troops for help you are not supposed to have them for ever you are supposed to at some point. take the relay and continue on and be on your own and be independent autonomous body and or. everyone you speak with in you you speak to in mali regrets that the training of african troops or mali and troops to start to begin with is just too poor is not in is not satisfactory of course you have a more the foreign troops there like the germans they have been training while they have programs of training but the even those programs have been criticised because they are not appropriate because they are too poor because is they are not really
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very relevant so. what you also have there is that you you have the french have their own agenda in mali you. don't feel that they are to really help the million government they are there with their own agenda of fighting against the jihad and the terrorists. and not really. well coordinating themself with the government and this is not the same agenda they want to do what they are one with the you know those who have declared the as a white government they want to be autonomous and the french obviously are backing them. and helping them not to respect the algiers peace accord you know which is force for instance as
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decided to have the government the maliki government take control over the whole territory and the french are preventing them from doing that and so they have their own agenda there and i think. one of the issue of why. some of the countries feel like they're not being very efficient and maybe there's a money issue too i've been busy another issue is that. they have a french agenda there and maybe they don't want to be instrumental to being used and not being if ok let me bring in mr de because he said reacted to this somewhat is there a sense within the united nations that the french are not necessarily following the u.n. peacekeeping line or maybe their system no i mean there's a the troops operate
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a long side each other and i think what you see is minister actually supporting the french deployment with logistics assistance i think the bigger question is the g. five the regional actors that are that are coming into the country to support peacekeeping and one of the questions that the u.s. ambassador raised recently was is the kind of work that minutes misdoing being seen as effective and appropriate in supporting those other actors and i think the answer to that is maybe not entirely but the real question is what would happen if mismo withdrew that support what would happen if minister was not supporting the french troops or the g five and i think the answer there is no matter how how far short minutes may be falling if you withdrew it many of those capacities would not be able to continue on without their help and you'd see a much higher risk to civilians and much reduced the capacity for the french and the and the g. five troops to respond and i do think there's obviously national interests at play and france has
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a long history in that country but my sense within the un is very much that the u.n. troops are there to support both the g five and the bark on troops on the ground and i don't actually see that or hear about that dynamic of of not being aligned in interests especially from an operational standpoint. actually mr malley how much concern is there about the void that's going to be left by these the departure of these international peacekeeping troops and to bring in another spanner or that you know russia's been expanding their military influence across the continent is there any concern that a russian russia will step in with their own training and they've already provided arms to several countries particularly with autocrats practical eaters is this a possibility in mali well i think i would tend to play down the russian issue i think we must make a really clear differentiation between the situation in the sile and mali in
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particular. and the situation in the central african republic which is the most obvious case of russian military engagement there although there is a un peacekeeping force the central african republic is not a country that seen by europe generally or even fronts in particular as a major strategic priority. the french although they initially deployed back in twenty thirteen an emergency intervention to forestall the risk of genocide they always made it clear that their presence was going to be temporary and the same even more temporary was the presence of the european union force and so when the central african republic government was looking for external allies who would supply with arms it's sore russia as a potential power now the situation in mali and the hell is very very different
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because. mali and its neighbors mauritania book in a fuss chad they have a very close established security partnership with the west and they have for all the week this is in the mali a military there is a longstanding pattern of collaboration with with the french and the european union is running a training program for the mali an army base the critical outside bamako and so the as it were the space for russia to come in seems much less likely and also from the mali doesn't offer the natural resource attractions that the ca. i think i think another point that's worth making going back to the comments that. the other panelists have made is the is the importance of remembering that money is a very complicated situation in which different groups different players are the
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aim is that they they fulfill as it were a different roles so the role of the french in the far north particularly is to engage in the sort of proactive campaign against jihad is groups which the un force mina's is not empowered to do under its mandate and the same with the g five the g. five forces raw. oh is to particularly fight jihad is groups and tackle narcotics smuggling gangs in the border areas that are a bit more settled populated parts of the saddle again something that isn't really within the un mandate so there's a natural complementarity between when this must providing support for these other players who are doing things which means most of the un force kind of to itself to ok this below i promise to get back to you about the peace accords a very briefly we have very little time left in the program can you tell us where
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we are with this piece of crowd and if it has achieved anything at all. ok well the peace accord does something well that the the single peace accord which is valid for now even if. to begin with some of the the the points where not really very peaceful like. where let's say problematic like encouraging only those would took up away plans you know and saw the you have. the i would say the two are it movements of the as a wide or tonal most. groups be the they had sort of an advantage over all the populations in the in the area in the northern area and that spot one of the problems rising right now because they are
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a minority in the area they claim and they are all the communities were not part of a conflict and who feel disenfranchised and with that's we'll leave it there thank you very much marie roger bello are with m.r. b. networks adam de united nations university center and paul malley from the chap them house thank you all very much for joining us today and thank you for watching you can always see this program again any time by visiting our website that's on our desire dot com and for further discussion you can always go to our facebook page you'll find that at facebook dot com for were slashed a.j. inside story and you can also join the conversation on twitter and our handle is at a.j. inside story the media being of our own and the whole team here it's good bye for now it was. my.
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turn their back on the president's party as an economic downturn and weighs heavily on parsons. hello there i'm christi paul in london with the latest from europe including kusa. laughing now a comedian will go head to head with the current president after winning the first round in ukraine's election. also the salar a severe storm kills more than thirty people in a remote area and the damage it caused is making it rescue efforts even more difficult. algerian president obviously is both a flake a step down before his fourth term ends on april twenty eighth that is according to a statement from his office the ailing eighty two year old rule has been challenged
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by massive weekly protests demanding he resign but it's unclear if monday's announcement was satisfied with a few of his opponents who are calling for an overhaul of the and top political system let's go now to our correspondent in iran con he is monitoring all the developments from neighboring tunisia reports have been circulating throughout the day in iran that this might happen what does this statement say. well let me just read it here it says after he named the new government on march thirty first two thousand and nineteen president beautifully will ensure important decisions that will ensure the constitutional rights and the work the continuity of the work of the state institutions during the transitional period that will take place from the day the president submits his resignation now that's the fact that he's actually resigning he was given a choice under article one zero two that article suggests that he has two choices the first choice was to resign clearly that's the route he's decided to take and
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the second one was that he would be forcibly removed from office due to ill health long as there was a two thirds majority in the parliament now there was a big cap cabinet reshuffle overnight where number of people let go however keep positions were kept by key figures and that includes guide who is the chief of the army he's a very important figure very powerful figure in algerian politics now is any of this going to appease the protesters will the protesters say we want a radical overhaul of everything political so far and that includes reducing the role of the army in public life includes getting rid of the opposition and includes removing beautifully because government and anybody connected to it so the fact that he's resigning doesn't mean that the protest will die down in fact what we're hearing across social media is the fact that people are saying we will see you on
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friday out in the streets and we will be in bigger numbers there was a million people in the capital outages and million more in the outskirts and in the towns outside of our protesting on friday so expectancy a large number of people come out in the streets this is anough to satisfy them so why do they snout well it's likely that the government and the army are scrambling to try and find something that my appease the protesters but the. all that the government seemed to do the bigger the demands of the protesters get in ron thank you very much for that for now that's and joining us live from neighboring tunis we are going to get more on this now we're joined by army a moved an algerian journalist and she is live for us from the capital algiers a very good to have you with us on the al-jazeera so what do you make of the statement from the presidency calling for the continuity of state institutions which is exactly the opposite of what protestors have been calling for.
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well a theme of the president's call for the continuity of institutions and it's not i would just say that it's against whether people have been asking for it because you know the continuity means that the country will keep going and you know we need a. transitional do nothing anybody can be against that what people are against is the regime and what we mean by the regime in that is not only the president but everybody around the presidency and everybody connected to the president. of the resignation of the president that we're expecting any time now so i can paddle quarter saying that tomorrow could do today but we don't know that anyway he will resign before the twenty eighth of april but that is not enough people are right now expected to go out madly and their protest against the government that yesterday it was and that is today and that was there was unanimous which action of this government because it only contained either all figures of the
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old of you know of the regime or are people connected to it as a people as you should all go away we should have a new basis to represent the young generation. that you know is a is a credit a country that is characterized by a very large number of young people and still you know debtor question that their resignation is not nearly enough to appease the anger of the people and so what is enough now the complete overhaul that protesters are calling for what does that look like. i think people are against a transitional period that is run by the regime because don't believe transitional huge letter april twenty eighth when the official term of president with a will be older but the question is who will want to transition period if the current regime runs the people the transition period the revolution or the demands are definitely not met because they will only put somebody else that will that will serve to benefit the interests of the current regime and so people are calling for
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an e.u. troll. transitional government people that have not served in the previous government or people that were not connected to it of course this is not easy because right now people are so you know to everybody is on the pro-government or even opposition figures are completely rejected by the people and still even new faces are afraid to step up and say we're here because they're afraid of rejection because the resistance or distrust from the any money that's in the political life and love what about the military's role in all of this because the army chief who is a very familiar and not in face has come out on the side of protesters asking for article one or two of the constitution to be invoked with the constitutional council rules on the fracas fitness for office but the protesters themselves are saying that they don't want the military in charge and yet the army chief as one of six government ministers out of twenty seven who has kept their post in the cabinet
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reshuffle. well definitely think it's logical for people to be against the army meddling in political lives this is this we don't want another military or civil state and that's why people are taking to the streets but i think in this context people are calling for the army because there is there is a very good relationship between the average algerian air and the army of people love the army people think that the army is is. not and. core away from politics and so that's what people are calling for the army to step in and force between brackets poorest. people in the regime to step down and leave leave their posts for a new version of the younger generation but i don't think people support. you not
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only the role of the army in political life the army is only needed right now to to make sure the country sees safe this is very important we should not forget that algeria has been through a very bloody civil war because of a very similar scenario where the army stepped in to overthrow in the elected regime and you know elect to a bloody civil war you don't want that to happen there's a lot that i need to have a tight grip on the country security wise but that. yes the head of the army was one of seven people who kept their post as minister as as minister of defense in the government but you know this is logical because we don't want to disrupt the army we don't want to you know appoint somebody else and it moves very delicate we have one of the strongest armies in the region and you know it's a sovereign institution on itself and we don't want i don't think anybody wants this to be methylated and act like but the people are almost unanimous in
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their in their love for the army in their respect for the army but also saying that listen you know you do not meddle in blore i live in you should the army separate from and it political. life from algiers there back you very much for your time on this we do appreciate it thank you. let's move on to other news now dr sustaining significant setbacks in turkey's local elections president the once morning party is challenging the results of the capital and the biggest city istanbul saying that there were mistakes that party has been defeated and most of the ten major metropolitan areas. reports. after almost two decades of constant losses turkey's opposition finally has reason to celebrate. the people's republican party or c.h.p. won the mayoral position in the capital ankara it would seem is on course to capture is stumble turkey's largest and most populous city. turkey be happy
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now let the stumble be happy and get back to normal we had seven elections in five years let's get back to work now and serve the people just as we start today we will run the city in a transparent fashion at every moment i'm doing this happily and i know that every part of this city belongs to sixteen million people. yet party has won every male election in istanbul since one thousand nine hundred four it was the first major position held by roger tell you who used it to launch his political career nationally losing it is a personal blow to the president was asked every victory and every loss is the will of our nation and we have to accept this fact as a necessity of democracy we will admit that we want people's hearts in cities we won but we were not successful enough in cities we lost and we will act accordingly . despite the losses in some of the big cities like entirely and other. parts he
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still managed to win more than hof the votes counted across the country and nationally it's retained the largest number of mayors true but the turkish people appear to have directed their frustration with the faltering economy of the ruling party which has led the country uninterrupted for seventeen years. what was promised on june twenty fourth was if you don't want the country to our economic problems vote for the presidential coalition led by the president. president erdogan said the people have spoken and that's he has listened he knows that things need to change and that he and his party must come up with solutions to fix the country's economy and address the concerns of those who didn't vote for the act party the opposition will now be tested to see if it can deliver better governance in the positions it won from z. a.k.p. at a time when other ones been accused of being all socratic sunday's elections are demonstrate .


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